Life Proof Boats Launches New 500hp Center-console Diesel Inboard Line

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM LIFE PROOF BOATS

We are proud to announce the launching of our new diesel inboard center console line. With the heart of the platform in the form of a 6.6L Duramax Diesel putting out 500HP, and delivering the power through a Hamilton waterjet. At just under 6,300 lbs wet, the incredible power to weight ratio allows the boat to achieve sprint speeds in excess of 50 MPH.

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This is one of the first of many following high profile aluminum RIB’s that will change the way the marine industry looks at RIB’s. That is because it incorporates our new hybrid collar technology. With 20% air and 80% foam in the collar, your senses will tell you this is a typical inflatable. But the zipper running the whole length of the collar is a giveaway there is more to this boat. The zipper system gives the user ultimate control over servicing the collar. It is a game changer for the amount of control it gives the user in the event the separate, internal bladder is compromised. Because the other collar materials only protect the internal bladder from abrasion and UV rays, the lifespan of the collar itself is increased far beyond a conventional RIB.

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Also incorporated into the platform are the latest military grade suspension seats from Shockwave. The S3 mid back drop down seats incorporate 8″ of suspension via Fox Float H2O shocks. And with the optional seat height adjustment package and drop down bolster seat, they allow the user to have the ultimate comfort in either a seated or standing position.

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While the displacement might be identical to your on road GMC pickup this engine has been massaged to give more power and handle the harsh marine environment. Coupled to a ZF transmission with optional push-button transmission selection and a drive line from Portland Drives lines, this power plant is incredibly quite and responsive. With one of the most remarkable aspects of the engine being its fuel economy, cruise on the platform seams to be around 32 mph while burning approx. 13 gallons/hr.

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Other fun features of the boat include the twin 7,000 lumen LED flood lights from PTLX, the electronically actuated windscreen, 5 ton flush mounted pick points, and Aquatrac PVC laminated foam decking.

Boat Characteristics
Speed: 
………………………………………  50MPH W/ 500HP 6.6L Duramax
Hull Lengths Available: …………….  28′
Beam with Collar: …………………….  10′-6″ Inflated, 10′ Road Width
Deadrise at Transom: ……………….  22 Degrees
Deadrise at Entry: …………………….  48 Degrees
All Aluminum Construction: …….  Alloy 5086 H116
Fuel Capacity: …………………………..  85 Gallons

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